Al Roker returned to the Today show on Monday morning, two weeks after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. “I’m back! I’m so excited to see all of you,” the 66-year-old meteorologist wrote on Instagram.
Al Roker is recovering at home after having prostate cancer surgery, he tweeted Thursday. “See you all soon,” said Roker, whose surgery took place at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York.
Al Roker of NBC’s Today said today that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”
Today’s Al Roker and Craig Melvin are taking time off after a colleague on the third hour of the show contracted coronavirus. Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced the news on Monday morning — while practicing social distancing themselves and sitting apart. The stars said Roker and Melvin will be off the air for just a day as a precaution.
Roker Media in New York City bills itself as the “first live streaming network” that “lives at the intersection of brands, influencers and audiences.” It produces live programming as well as a slate of shows that appear on different platforms, which are produced relatively inexpensively. Chairman Al Roker (yes, that Al roker) and co-founder Ronald Pruett Jr. talk about what they’re doing and why.
Move over, Upfronts and NewFronts: Al Roker wants to make room for one more pitch stage for live video. His Roker Media wants to provide a content showcase for producers on Facebook Live, Periscope and other platforms, and it’s doing so in an event scheduled for October in New York.
Al Roker has launched Roker Media, a live streaming content and ad network, with a view to having a early-mover advantage in the space. His partner is Ronald C. Pruett Jr. (of As Seen on TV provenance), and they’re focusing on personality-driven programming and signing on social influencers, along with monetizing via product placements and show sponsorships instead of pre-roll.
The Today show personality, a year after completing a marathon 34-hour weather forecast, plans to give reports from all 50 states within a week starting Friday. If successful, he’ll try to have it certified as a Guinness World Record, not that anyone has done it before him.
NEW YORK (AP) — After The Weather Channel canceled his morning show, Al Roker is coming back on a much smaller screen. He’s the headliner for “The Lift,” a digital offering that could have intriguing implications for television programs. It will launch on Oct. 15, available on the network’s free mobile app on weekdays between […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker’s new book, “The Storm of the Century,” reads like a blockbuster movie script, but the “Today” show weatherman said the drama, heartache and strife of the Great Hurricane of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas, is all too real. “This is still the greatest natural disaster to hit the United […]
The NBC weathercaster had his 34-hour marathon certified by Guinness World Records as the longest continuous live weather broadcast. He beat a 33-hour record set in September by Norwegian TV personality Eli Kari Gjengedal. The “Rokerthon” also raised some $70,000 for the USO.
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. De Blasio presented Roker with a mayoral proclamation featuring a photograph of the home where Roker grew […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Today” show says Al Roker and Matt Lauer have jokingly bantered about throwing someone “under the bus” at least 27 times over the past two years. Why does that matter? Because the most recent time Roker said it, on Thursday, it was widely interpreted as a dig against his own […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A quip by Al Roker may have hit too close to home for NBC’s “Today” show team. Roker, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall were wrapping up an interview with members of the U.S. women’s rowing team on “Today” Thursday, when the tradition of a winning team throwing their coxswain […]